|Dandemutande (which means 'spiderweb' in Shona) is an excellent
source for those of you who love Zimbabwean marimba and mbira music and
related arts. Though it focuses on Zimbabwe, Dandemutande really
covers a broad spectrum of African music. I've seen articles on South African
politics; building marimba and mbira; tunings; how to play the instruments;
notation; upcoming concerts and events; and all kinds of related articles.
They also have an excellent selection of CD's, books, and even instruments
available through mail order.
It's a labor of love by editor Paul Novitski, the site is full of articles on the music, the musicians, and their instruments; a monthly calendar of musical events worldwide; a resource guide listing performers, teachers, instrument makers, etc.; and a mail order catalog offering books, recordings, films, and art.
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